One thing that I dont like in firefox is how much space the various bars waste:

In the attached screenshot, I would like to:

1) Hide the topmost bar which shows the complete page title (Region A in the pic). The "minimize/maximize/close" buttons (Region C) could move in the same bar as the bar with the "Fire/Edit......." buttons/

2) Below the URL entry form, there were some bookmarks. I deleted the bookmarks, but couldn't reclaim the space (Region B)

I know, one alternative would be full screen mode, but I kind of want the "url entry, main buttons and the tab buttons"

Can anyone suggest me how to do this, even if partially?

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  • Can you post the image instead of a link? – jzd Feb 16 '11 at 12:36

In full screen mode, F11 key, you actually keep seing the tabs (at least in Firefox 3.6) , and the url entry field. Move over there the cursor, and it shows and hides if move it over. If want it fixed there always, just right click in any empty space in the top area -not in the white url field- and uncheck "Hide Toolbar". Full screen would remove window title bar. To remove (B) just go to "View" Menu, Toolbars, uncheck Bookmarks toolbar.

Edit: Cross posting, did not see db answer.

  • thanks, except for having the back/refresh/file/menu buttons, this does everything ... – anon Feb 15 '11 at 10:01
  • Glad it worked :) – S.gfx Feb 15 '11 at 10:13

Blame your window manager for 1)

Firefox 4 looks promising in that regard, but I haven't used it yet.

2) View » Toolbars » Bookmarks Toolbar

In the same menu, select Customize. Then you can drag address bar and buttons to the right of the menus. Disable Navigation Toolbar afterwards:

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  • Regarding the titlebar, you might have some luck with javascript popups that set fullscreen=1 but don't actually take up the full screen. I think it removes (or requires removing) all other menubars though. – Daniel Beck Feb 15 '11 at 9:46
  • thanks, with this, now only titlebar remains for which i will try more on google. – anon Feb 15 '11 at 10:03
  • Just as a disclaimer: I downvoted none of the other answers. – Daniel Beck Feb 15 '11 at 15:18

Use Firefox 4. I have some limitations in my little screen and using Firefox 4 helped me a lot.

  • Hey, why -2? Firefox 4 uses tabs "inside" titlebar, so you can have more free vertical space! – kokbira Feb 15 '11 at 20:32
  • Disagree with the -2 too. FF4b11 works fine for me too. The question doesn't specifically state a FF version. – Umber Ferrule Feb 16 '11 at 1:10
  • Thanks, I ended up installing FF4b11 after reading another post regarding hiding titlebar. It certainly has the features I am looking for. – anon Feb 16 '11 at 6:08
  • I'm not quite sure about the downvotes either. I suspect because you're suggesting using a different software (even if just the beta of the next version) to solve an issue with the currently used program, or for repeating (with more authority at least) what I wrote in my answer. +1 for the first-hand experience. – Daniel Beck Feb 16 '11 at 8:26
  • Well, you can use FF 3.6 + (Tabs on Top + Hide Caption Titlebar Plus).addons = FF 4 appearance – kokbira Apr 12 '11 at 20:55

TinyMenu (have all the menus contained in one) and Omnibar (to combine the search and address fields) would maximise space. AutoHideStatusBar would minimise down the bottom too.

EDIT: You may also be interested in foxiFrame basic and HideFindBar too. Disclaimer to pedants: these suggestions might not suit you.

  • The don't reduce vertical height. – Daniel Beck Feb 15 '11 at 9:40
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    @Daniel Beck: Tiny Menu and AutoHideStatusBar do. – Bobby Feb 15 '11 at 9:54
  • Thanks, omnibar seems useful, and I think recent ff versions have option to show/hide statusbar – anon Feb 15 '11 at 10:02
  • @Bobby In my answer I added a screenshot with everything on a single line, without these extensions. So how would they help me further? – Daniel Beck Feb 15 '11 at 10:14
  • @anon You can hide the status bar, but then it remains hidden. The extension displays it again when you e.g. hover over a link to display the target URL, similar to what Chrome does. – Daniel Beck Feb 15 '11 at 10:15

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